Racism and COVID

Posted June 25, 2020

Real Talk: Racism Towards Physicians and Other Healthcare Providers During COVID-19
U of T Faculty of Medicine COVID-19 Wellness Series
https://www.cpd.utoronto.ca/covid19-resource/faculty-of-medicine-covid-19-wellness-series-real-talk-racism-towards-physicians-and-other-healthcare-providers-during-covid-19/


Gender and Anti-Black Racism during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Black Medical Students’ Association and Out in Medicine at the University of Toronto, COVID-19 Women’s Initiative. June 2020.
https://covidwi.com/projects/

 

Posted June 18, 2020

Psychological impact of anti-Asian stigma due to the COVID-19 pandemic: A call for research, practice, and policy responses.
Misra, S., Le, P. D., Goldmann, E., & Yang, L. H. (2020). Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/research/coronavirus/publication/32525390

 

Posted June 16, 2020

Statement from Black Health Leaders on COVID-19’s impact on Black Communities in Ontario
Alliance for Healthier Communities, April 2 2020
https://www.allianceon.org/news/Statement-Black-Health-Leaders-COVID-19s-impact-Black-Communities-Ontario


Stigma, discrimination, health impacts and COVID-19
Vivian Chau and Lawrence Loh, National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health blog, March 16 2020
http://nccdh.ca/blog/entry/stigma-discrimination-health-impacts-and-covid-19


Letter to Premier Ford, Deputy Premier Elliott and Dr. Williams regarding the need to collect and use socio-demographic and race-based data
Alliance for Healthier Communities, April 10 2020
https://www.allianceon.org/news/Letter-Premier-Ford-Deputy-Premier-Elliott-and-Dr-Williams-regarding-need-collect-and-use-socio


Black Health Alliance’s COVID-19 Bulletin
Black Health Alliance, 2020
http://blackhealthalliance.ca/covid-19/


Systemic Inequities Increase Covid-19 Risk for Indigenous People in Canada
Human Rights Watch Dispatches, June 9 2020
https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/06/09/systemic-inequities-increase-covid-19-risk-indigenous-people-canada


Karan, A., & Katz, I. (2020). There is no stopping covid-19 without stopping racism. BMJ, 369.
https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m2244


Let’s Talk: Racism and Health Equity (Rev. ed.).
National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, St. Francis Xavier University, 2018.
http://nccdh.ca/images/uploads/comments/Lets-Talk-Racism-and-Health-Equity-EN.pdf


The Rise of Anti-Asian Racism During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, April 2020
http://www.etfo.ca/AboutETFO/ProvincialOffice/Shared%20Documents/Anti-AsianRacism.pdf


Millett, G. A., Jones, A. T., Benkeser, D., Baral, S., Mercer, L., Beyrer, C., … & Sherwood, J. (2020). Assessing differential impacts of COVID-19 on Black communities. Annals of Epidemiology. In press, pre-proof.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1047279720301769


Poteat, T., Millett, G., Nelson, L. E., & Beyrer, C. (2020). Understanding COVID-19 Risks and Vulnerabilities among Black Communities in America: The Lethal Force of Syndemics. Annals of Epidemiology. 47, 1-3.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1047279720301770?via%3Dihub


Ten Equity Implications of the Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak in the United States
NAACP, updated April 3 2020
https://naacp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Coronavirus-Equity-Considerations.pdf


COVID-19: Addressing Discrimination and Racism Equity Subcommittee: Local Health Department Support Guidance. Working Document.
Public Health Alliance of Southern California, March 9 2020
http://www.bmsg.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/bmsg_phi_alliance_addressing_racism_discrimination_lhds.pdf

 

News/Popular Media

How does systemic racism predispose people to COVID-19?
White Coat Black Art, CBC Radio, June 11 2020
https://www.cbc.ca/radio/whitecoat/how-does-systemic-racism-predispose-people-to-covid-19-1.5607371

Is the racial divide of COVID-19 victims in the US repeating in Ontario?
Metro Morning, CBC, April 20 2020
https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-39-metro-morning/clip/15771796-is-the-racial-divide-of-covid-19-victims-in-the-us-repeating-in-ontario


The Pandemic Of Black Trauma Will Never End
Kathleen Newman-Bremang, Refinery29, May 29 2020
https://www.refinery29.com/en-ca/2020/05/9844049/regis-korchinski-paquet-pandemic-black-trauma


The Coronavirus Has a Disparate Impact on Black Grief, Too
Fernanda Echavarri, Mother Jones, May 29 2020
https://www.motherjones.com/coronavirus-updates/2020/05/the-coronavirus-has-a-disparate-impact-on-black-grief-too/


The unbearable grief of Black mothers: Between Covid-19 and police brutality, the burden of grief is yet another risk to Black mothers’ health.
A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez, Vox, May 28 2020
https://www.vox.com/first-person/2020/5/28/21272380/black-mothers-grief-sadness-covid-19


Canada’s COVID-19 blind spots of race, immigration and labour
Aimée-Angélique Bouka and Yolande Bouka, Policy Options, May 19 2020
https://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/may-2020/canadas-covid-19-blind-spots-on-race-immigration-and-labour/


Why COVID-19 Is Even More Dangerous For Black Women
Eternity Martis, Refinery29, May 19 2020
https://www.refinery29.com/en-ca/2020/05/9717180/overpolicing-black-women-canada-coronavirus


Ask Code Switch: The Coronavirus Edition
Code Switch podcast, NPR, May 13 2020 https://www.npr.org/2020/05/12/854977002/ask-code-switch-the-coronavirus-edition


The Other Problematic Outbreak: As the coronavirus spreads across the globe, so too does racism.
Yasmeen Serhan and Timothy McLaughlin, The Atlantic, March 13 2020
https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/03/coronavirus-covid19-xenophobia-racism/607816/


When Xenophobia Spreads Like A Virus
Code Switch podcast, NPR, March 4 2020
https://www.npr.org/2020/03/02/811363404/when-xenophobia-spreads-like-a-virus

 

To Learn More About Racism in Canada:

Anti-Black Racism Reading List
University of Toronto Libraries
https://onesearch.library.utoronto.ca/anti-black-racism-reading-list


Anti-Racism Films
National Film Board of Canada
https://www.nfb.ca/playlist/anti-racism-films/


Anti-Aboriginal Racism in Canada: A Social Determinant of Health (webinar)
National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health, 2015
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMU8mevc0omqV2Ksd2gXYbaoIAibZuj7M


Learning about Racism (online course)
Canadian Race Relations Foundation
https://www.crrf-fcrr.ca/en/canada-beyond-150/learning-about-racism


Call it out: racism, racial discrimination and human rights (interactive module)
Ontario Human Rights Commission
http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/learning/elearning/call-it-out

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